US State Dept clears another possible $250M+ sale of light attack aircraft for Kenya; Human Development Index shows Kenya at 146 of 188 countries with “region’s worst jobs crisis”

Update: see Daily Nation: "Analysts skeptical of impact in Somalia of Kenya arms purchases". From the Defense Security Cooperation Agency release: . . . . This proposed sale contributes to the foreign policy and national security of the United States…

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Kibaki gets ahead of news on Kismayu, as Kenyan forces conduct assault from beach [updated Sat. Sept. 29]

[Update Sept. 29--Reuters reports that al-Shabab announced they had pulled most of their fighters out of Kismayu overnight Friday, continuing the pattern of avoiding heavy direct fighting.] Friday afternoon, Sept. 28: BBC News--Somali militants hold Kismayo under Kenyan force attack:…

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